Michael B. Gunn, Ph.D.
Past President, Patriot Graves Chair CCSAR
The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) will be hosting a 18th Century Ceremony to honor 12 Patriots of the Revolutionary War along with the City of Springdale, OH. This will be held at 2:30 PM in the Old St. Mary’s Cemetery at Route 4 and Cameron Road, just one block South of Northland Blvd on Rte. 4 in Springdale, OH.
CCSAR will bring their Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard. They will post colors and present a musket salute with the bravado of the 18th Century, clad in the uniforms of those days.
Community dignitaries will be in attendance as will several descendants of those who will be honored for the first time, as their service to the USA has been lost to history until the efforts of the City of Springdale to save the cemetery and the CCSAR’s Revolutionary War Sites and Patriot Graves Committee discovered their burial here and the service they performed.
We will dedicate a Granite Monument with the names of the twelve, 5 of which have no other identification at the St Marys site. There will be accompaniment to the prayers by a fifer, the bagpipes, a bugler and the mourning of the Musket unit. And we are pleased to have located family of some of our honorees who have come from as far away as Oklahoma to participate.
Attendance is open to members of the public who are welcome to observe in this momentous event in recognition of our Patriot ancestors who gave us the freedom and liberties we have here in these United States of America!